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I had no idea what the original term meant (which MF doesn't like of course), but now apparently it fits perfectly what is happening to these boards. The work of the wingnuts is nearly complete. They have now invaded Climate Change board. If their objective on these boards is to convince people of their beliefs, they have a strange way of doing it. Congratulations to them for running off any legitimate discussion on these boards. These definitions are from 2 different websites. If you are really interested (which I doubt), you can google it.

“Circle J*rk” is a slang term referring to the positive feedback loop that can occur when ideas and beliefs are reinforced within a group or subculture’s enclosed space. The phenomenon is typically observed on websites that consists of self-contained forums for specific interests or subcultures.

"Sometimes used to describe an internet forum thread where forum members all give each other kudos (Or rep where a rep system is present) for some non-event that has occurred."
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